Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto. We all know him as the fifth most popular Disney characters or sometimes called ‘Disney Fab Five’. Over the years watching the series and reading the comic, we had enough to know the ins and outs of each character. But here are some facts about the Disney Fab Five little-known public:
Mickey Mouse is the first name Mortimer Mouse. But Lillian, Walt Disney’s wife, did not like the name so asked Walt Disney to turn it into Mickey Mouse. In 1928, Mickey Mouse finally name used today.
Mortimer name was ultimately discarded, but used for the character Uncle Minnie Mouse. After some time, the name used as a character Mortimer Mouse to grab the attention of rival Mickey Minnie.
Did you know that over the past two years since the initial appearance, in the year 1928-1930, the voice of Minnie Mouse was Walt Disney himself? New in 1930, Marcellite Garner became the voice of Minnie Mouse.
Although Mickey Mouse is the most popular character, but Donald Duck also has its own fans. Character Donald Duck is also the only character other than Mickey Mouse is featured in TV Guide’s list of the 50 best cartoon characters of all time.
Donald Duck comics is also the fifth best-selling comics as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Wolverine. During World War II, Donald Duck appeared in many short films with a message of propaganda to foster the spirit of patriotism and optimism for the war effort. One of the best films are Der Fuehrer’s Face won the Academy Award. In 1994 the professional animators chose this film as one of the 50 best cartoons of all time.
Goofy is the only character Disney Fab Five who have children. Max Goof, Goofy boy appeared in serial GoofTroop. Though told to have children, but the creators of the character Goofy felt no need to make the character Goofy pair. As mentioned in disneydestinations.com, several times the pair had appeared in the Goofy cartoon series, but without a name and is not shown in the figure.
Pluto often appeared as Mickey Mouse’s pet dog. But actually her first appearance was as a dog named Chain Gang in 1930. Then Pluto has also appeared as Minnie Mouse’s dog by the name Rover.
Although all the characters in the Disney Fab Five is a beast, but Pluto is the only character who behaved like animals, do not talk like a human being like the other Disney characters Fab Five.